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5 Ways to Build Math into Your Child’s Day

5 Ways to Build Math into Your Child’s Day

Math is everywhere. That’s great news for parents, because we can talk with our kids about math in fun, natural ways. And that kind of math-talk is really important. Studies show that a child’s math skills at kindergarten entry are a better predictor of future…

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How to Support your Child’s Curiosity

How to Support your Child’s Curiosity

Have you ever noticed your child watch a truck driving by or pick up a ladybug? That is an example of how your child develops thinking skills. Young children develop thinking skills—such as understanding cause and effect and developing the ability to…

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When is it Safe to Go Outside?

When is it Safe to Go Outside?

It’s always important to protect your children from the sun, and in the summer it’s equally important to be mindful of the heat. 80 degrees Fahrenheit or below is considered comfortable to be outside, but as the temperature rises from there it’s considered hazardous…

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Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home

Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home

Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home School classrooms are busy places where young children learn all sorts of things, including social and emotional skills such as how to express feelings and how to work together with friends on a project. Here are some…

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How to Create a Literate Home

How to Create a Literate Home

The “literate home” for this age child only needs a few inexpensive materials, but parent involvement is key. Your young child or kindergartner continues to build her language base (understanding and using language) in preparation for learning to read, so she still…

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5 Ways to Raise a Reader… Starting from Birth

5 Ways to Raise a Reader… Starting from Birth

Zero to Three’s National Parent Survey shows that nearly half of parents (45%) think that reading to children starts to benefit long-term language development at 2 years or older—about a year and a half later than it actually does. Research shows that the benefits of…

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How Curiosity Leads to Learning

How Curiosity Leads to Learning

“WHAT’S THIS?”   At 3 months, Tessa has good control over her neck muscles. Sitting on her mother’s lap, she turns her head slowly from side to side to look at the brightly colored dishes and cups on the table in front of her. Twenty-month-old…

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